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Match preview: Stags vs Lincoln City

29 August 2017

Mansfield Town's Checkatrade Trophy campaign gets underway on Tuesday evening when they entertain Lincoln City at One Call Stadium (7.45pm) and this is your comprehensive guide to the fixture.

Defender Zander Diamond will be aiming to recover from a slight knock after missing Saturday's 2-2 draw at home to Luton Town. 

The Imps have no new injury concerns, with just midfielder Josh Ginnelly sidelined with an ankle injury.

Stags recorded their second 2-2 draw of the season on Saturday when they played out a four-goal thriller with Luton Town. 

Defender Rhys Bennett gave Stags the lead in the first half, before frontman Lee Angol doubled their advantage in the second period. However, Luton duo James Collins and Danny Hylton rescued a point late on, before Stags' striker Jimmy Spencer missed a last-minute penalty. 

The Imps secured a resounding 4-1 victory over Carlisle United last time out. An Alex Woodyard double put the Imps ahead, before former Stag Matt Rhead converted a penalty after Tom Parkes received his marching orders. 

Former Stags' winger Reggie Lambe got the Cumbrians back in the game, but winger Billy Knott rounded off the victory in the 87th minute. 

The last meeting between the two sides was in an FA Cup second round replay in December 2012. 

Stags progressed to the next round - where they met giants Liverpool - thanks to an own goal from Paul Farman and winger Louis Briscoe, despite Adam Smith's 41st minute equaliser. 

HEAD-TO-HEAD record: W: 26 | D: 17 | L: 25

The referee for the match will be David Webb and he will be assisted by Stephen Wade and Duncan Street. Thomas Bramall will undertake fourth official duties. 

Mr Webb's last match officiating the Stags was our 2-1 defeat to Wycombe Wanderers in last season's Checkatrade Trophy.

Stags' fans can purchase tickets both in advance and on the day. For Tuesday's match, tickets are only available for purchase in the Ian Greaves Stand. The Quarry Lane End is not open for this fixture.

You can save time by purchasing your seats online from www.stagstickets.co.uk and then choose the 'print at home' option. 

Prices are as follows: 
Adults: £10
Concessions: £5

Tickets can be purchased by visiting the One Call Stadium ticket office or calling 01623 482 482 from 10.00am on Tuesday.

No tickets will be sold to away fans at One Call Stadium.

The Sandy Pate Sports Bar will open at 12.00pm for supporters to enjoy pre-match food and drink. The main menu will be available until 4.00pm, before the matchday menu takes over, serving food such as burgers, pies, chips and hot-dogs.

Furthermore, the bar will be serving alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages throughout the day. 

Also in the Sandy Pate Sports Bar, the SSA will be selling their unique Stags v Lincoln matchday pin badges for just £3. 

Please note: the Kevin Bird Suite will not be open for this fixture.

We'll be publishing live text commentary of the encounter on our twitter feed and the match centre on mansfieldtown.net will contain Opta-populated updates.

To access our twitter feed, head to twitter.com/mansfieldtownfc. The match centre can be accessed here, or by clicking the link on the home page on Tuesday evening. 

Furthermore, iFollow Stags subscribers will be able to listen to full-match commentary of the clash, courtesy of commentators Martin Shaw and Dean Foulkes. 

A report of the match will be published on www.mansfieldtown.net after the game and full reaction will be available to view on mansfieldtown.net and iFollow Stags.

 


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